Tag Archives: design

I Need Your Help

I’m all about multi-tasking. I write blog posts while catching up on TV. I read while riding the train to work. Heck, I even walk while chewing gum! Today, I’m fulfilling a commitment to myself (creating content more than once a week) and striking an item on my to-list: new business card design.

Not gonna lie to you, the first business cards I designed were pretty cool. Well, I liked them, at least. I created them with a free trial of InDesign before I had a clue how to use anything beyond Adobe Reader. (You think they look better now that you know how few skills I had, don’t you?)

Unfortunately, they are: a) for my post-college job search; b) terribly out of date; c) somewhere in a box I’ve yet to unpack.

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Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

Is it just me, or are we becoming increasingly willing to celebrate the little things in life? Hats. Mustard. Bald people. My calendar tells me that today is National Handwriting Day. Yes, apparently that, too, is a thing.

We talked about my love of letter writing just last week. If I had known that drawing words with flair instead of simply writing them with my pen was remotely related to a career, I might have chosen a different path in life. That’s it. I’m taking a hand lettering Skillshare class just as soon as I finish all that coding

Dont Be the Glitter, Be the Glue by Wells

Above by Red Knapsack Design | Below via Print Anthology on Etsy

Abraham Lincoln Quote Handlettered Print

Whiskey Ginger Cocktail Recipe Print of Original Handlettered Watercolor Art

Above via Joanne Shih on Etsy | Below (Is this yours? Email me so I can credit!)

Just Don't Quit Your Daydream

You can read tutorials all day but you'll only improve by doing

Above via Sean McCabe | Below via Daily Dishonesty (my new favorite store)

I Don't Miss You

What would you do differently as a kid knowing what you’ve learned as a grown up?

Free Download | Joy

Sometimes I express myself in writing. Sometimes I need to do something else. Today is one of those days. I’m not daydreaming of design awards or anything, but I think my Photoshop skills are improving, don’t you? (Feel free to just lie and say yes.)

Christmas Joy desktop background

Feel like making this into a desktop background? Go for it! Download it and let me know in the comments…or Twitter…or Facebook…or Instagram…really, anywhere you want to announce your taste levels.

What’s your favorite part of the holidays?